Sharp Decline in Coal Severance Tax Revenue Underscores Need for Economic Plan

By Jason Bailey
April 18, 2013

New data showing that eastern Kentucky lost 4,000 coal jobs last year should raise alarm among public officials about the longstanding need for an economic transition plan. So should the big drop in eastern Kentucky coal severance tax receipts, which are 33 percent lower over the last 12 months than the previous year.

Coal Severance Revenue Brief